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Finding Neverland runs Dec. 12-17 at The Wharton Center in East Lansing.
Finding Neverland runs Dec. 12-17 at The Wharton Center in East Lansing.

Things to Do (Dec. 14 – 20)

The crush of the holidays have arrived. Don’t let them pass by without taking advantage of some of the amazing activities Michigan has to offer. We have a list of just such activities and events! Check it out, and see what you can fit into your probably already tight schedule. Make some holiday memories in the mitten this year! We will be sharing lots of ideas on Behind The Mitten as well. Check us out.

North Pole Express Steam Train Excursions, through Dec. 17; Owosso; www.michigansteamtrain.com

31st Annual Mistletoe Market Holiday Art & Gift Sale, through Dec. 24; South Haven Center for the Arts in South Haven; https://www.southhavenarts.org/mistletoe-market

Wonderland of Lights, through Dec. 31 (Thursday-Sundays); Potter Park Zoo in Lansing; www.potterparkzoo.org

Andy Warhol’s American Icons, through Feb. 9; Grand Rapids Art Museum in Grand Rapids; www.artmuseumgr.org

The Science Behind Pixar, through March 18; Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn; https://www.thehenryford.org/current-events/calendar/the-science-behind-pixar/

Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids, through May 20; Grand Rapids Public Museum in Grand Rapids; http://www.grpm.org/dragons/

International Festival of Lights, through-Dec. 31; Downtown Battle Creek, http://www.bcfestivals.com/international-festival-of-lights/

Rooftop Landing Reindeer Farm, Weekends through – Dec. 24; Clare; http://www.rooftopreindeer.com/

Big Bright Light Show, through-Jan. 1; Downtown Rochester; https://visitdetroit.com/event/big-bright-light-show/

Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World, through-Jan. 7; Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids; www.meijergardens.org

Christmas Lite Show, 5:30-9:30 pm through-Dec. 31; Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park; www.christmasliteshow.com

Nite Lites, through-Dec. 30; Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn; www.nitelitesshow.com

Nuncrackers, the Nonsense Christmas Musical, Weekends, through-Dec. 9; Holland Civic Theatre in Holland; www.hollandcivictheatre.org

Christmas Experience, through-Dec. 24; Deer Tracks Junction in Cedar Springs; www.deertracksjunction.com

Marshall’s Merry Mile, through-Dec. 30; Calhoun County Fairgrounds in Marshall, www.choosemarshall.com

Christmas at Crossroads Holiday Magic, through-Dec. 30; Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad in Flint; http://geneseecountyparks.org/crossroads-village/programs/christmas-holiday-magic/#

Santa Train, Saturdays and Sundays through-Dec. 24; Coopersville and Marne Railway in Coopersville; https://www.coopersvilleandmarne.org/santatraintickets.php

Heritage Holidays, Dec. 1-16; Wolcott Mill Metropark in Ray Township; http://www.metroparks.com/heritage-holidays/

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Thursdays – Sundays Dec. 1-23; Riverbank Theatre in Marine City;  https://thesnugtheatre.thundertix.com/

39th Annual Christmas Tree Festival, Dec. 1-30; Monroe County Museum in Monroe; http://www.co.monroe.mi.us/officials_and_departments/departments/museum/christmas_tree_festival.php

Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village, Dec. 1-30; Greenfield Village in Dearborn; https://www.thehenryford.org/current-events/calendar/holiday-nights-in-greenfield-village/

BYOB Holiday Lights Trolley,  Dec. 2-30; Atwater Grand Rapids; https://www.facebook.com/events/109602793044207/

The Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe, through Dec. 12; The Whiting in Flint; www.thewhiting.com

Live Nativity at the Critter Barn, through Dec. 30; Critter Barn in Zeeland; www.critterbarn.org

Merry & Bright Nights, Thursdays – Saturdays through Dec. 23; Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores; https://www.fordhouse.org/event/12072017/merry-bright-nights-1

Christmas Cabaret 2017, Dec. 8 – 23; The Barn Theatre in Augusta; http://barntheatreschool.org/

Christmas at the Cappon House, Saturdays and Sundays Dec. 9-17; Cappon House Museum in Holland; http://www.holland.org/dutch-winterfest-holiday-events

Finding Neverland, Dec. 12-17; The Wharton Center in East Lansing; www.whartoncenter.com

Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Celebration, 8 pm Dec. 14; FireKeepers Casino in Battle Creek; www.firekeeperscasino.com

Home Free: A Country Christmas, 8 pm Dec. 14; The Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor; www.michtheater.org

‘Twas A Girls Night Before Christmas: The Musical, Dec. 14-17; City Theatre in Detroit; www.olympiaentertainment.com

Santaland Diaries, Dec. 14-17; Midland Center for the Arts in Midland: www.mcfta.org

Scrooge!, Dec. 14-17; Forest Roberts Theatre in Marquette; https://www.nmu.edu/forestrobertstheatre/schedule

Terry Fator, 8 pm Dec. 15; Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant; www.soaringeaglecasino.com

A Celtic Christmas, 7:30 pm Dec. 15; Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts in Muskegon; www.frauenthal.org

Ginuwine, Jon B., Hi Five, Ruff Endz, Adina Howard, 8 pm Dec. 15; State Theatre in Kalamazoo; www.kazoostate.com

Martina McBride – The Joy of Christmas, Dec. 15 & 16; Little Island Resort and Casino in Escanaba; www.islandresortandcasino.com

Free Ski Weekend, Dec. 15-17; various venues in Gaylord; http://comm.gaslightmedia.com/private/wxxufo4fw6/ezF/A8RXc09/browse/29995621

ZooLights, Dec. 15-23; Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek; www.binderparkzoo.org

Light Up the Soo, Dec. 15-31; The Tower of History and Downtown Sault Ste. Marie; http://www.saultstemarie.com/event-detail/light-up-the-soo/

Snowmobile the Mighty Mac, 10 am – 3 pm Dec. 16; Mackinac Bridge in St. Ignace;  https://visitorsbureau.regfox.com/antique-snowmobile-bridge-crossing

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, Dec. 16; Fox Theatre in Detroit; www.olympiaentertainment.com

Granger Smith, 6:30 pm Dec. 16; The Intersection in Grand Rapids; www.sectionlive.com

Kenny G. The Miracles Holiday & Hits Tour 2017, Dec. 16; Little River Casino and Resort in Manistee; www.lrcr.com

Frankie Ballard’s Country Christmas, 8 pm Dec. 16; Kalamazoo State Theatre in Kalamazoo; www.kazoostate.com

“A Steamed Nutcracker” by The Citadel, Dec. 16; The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor; www.themendelcenter.com

Christmas at the Keeper’s House, 12-3 pm Dec. 16; Light Keeper’s House in South Haven; http://www.michiganmaritimemuseum.org/events/

Live Nativity, Dec. 16; Dominican Center at Marywood in Grand Rapids; https://www.facebook.com/events/733075223544059/

Winter Solstice Celebration, Dec. 16; Chippewa Nature Center in Midland; http://chippewanaturecenter.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?ActivityKey=2041078&OrgKey=2949

Cirque Dreams Holidaze, 9 pm Dec. 16 & 17; Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo; www.fourwindscasino.com

Dustin Lynch, Ryan Hurd, 6 pm Dec. 17; 20 Monroe Live in Grand Rapids; www.20monroelive.com SOLD OUT

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, Dec. 17; Fox Theatre in Detroit; www.olympiaentertainment.com

98 Degrees at Christmas, 7:30 pm Dec. 17; MotorCity Casino in Detroit;  www.olympiaentertainment.com

Brenda Lee, 6 pm Dec. 17; Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant; www.soaringeaglecasino.com

The Nutcracker, 2 pm Dec. 17; Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts in Muskegon; www.frauenthal.org

Bryan Lubeck hosts Rejoice 2017, Dec. 19; The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor; www.themendelcenter.com

Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold, 7 pm Dec. 20; Miller Auditorium in Kalamazoo; www.millerauditorium.com

ELF The Musical, Dec. 20-24; Fox Theatre in Detroit;  www.olympiaentertainment.com



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